Liu Ding

China 1976

Installation, Sculpture, Photography, Painting

Liu Ding
Liu Ding
February 12, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Liu Ding is a Chinese artist and curator who was born in 1976 in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. In his work Liu investigates the various mechanisms and rules of the art system. His artistic practices range from installation, painting, photography, and theatre set design and production, whereas his professional skills vary from magazine editorial, television production, and curatorial work.

After abandoning formal education and moving to Shanghai, Liu Ding started up Pink Studio in 2001, where he continued his artistic practice. In the summer of 2008 artist launched Liu Ding’s Store – a continuing project that discusses and presents the various visible and invisible mechanisms in the art system for the formation of value. Besides selling works online, Liu Ding’s Store frequently makes appearances in an assortment of contexts and situations, from social and cultural events to art exhibitions. Through different approaches that include product pricing, promotion, marketing, and circulation, Liu seeks to investigate, understand, and discuss value, particularly the complex characteristics of value in art, as well as the rules, mechanisms, and politics behind the creation of value. At the same time, it is an art practice that expresses the artist’s political imagination.

He was chosen in 2009 as a representative of China at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Liu has shown his works in art institutions including the Turner Museum and the Arnolfini Gallery in the UK, the Kunsthalle Wien in Austria, the Astrup Fearnley Modern Art Museum in Norway, the Sao Paolo National Museum of Art in Brazil, the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany, the RasquArt Center in Switzerland, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Italy, the Seoul Municipal Museum of Art in Korea, among many others.

He currently lives and works in Beijing.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015MOT International (upcoming)London, UKsolo
2015Mármakos (upcoming)Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerlandgroup
2015Discordant HarmonyArt Sonje Center, Seoul, Koreagroup
2014Three PerformancesGalerie Urs Meile, Beijing, Chinasolo
2014Washington LakeArt Antenna Gallery, Shanghaisolo
2014UnknownShanghai Biennial, Shanghai, Chinagroup
2014UnknownProspect3 Notes for Now, New Orleans, USAgroup
2013BMW Tate Live: Liu Ding Almost Avante-GardePerformance Room, Tate Modern, London, UKsolo
2012Liu Ding’s Store: Take Home and Make Real the Priceless in Your HeartFrye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, USAsolo
2012Taipei Biennial 2012Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwangroup
2012Pulse Reaction: An Exchange Project on Art PracticeTimes Museum, Guangzhou, Chinagroup
2012The Tanks – Art in ActionTate Modern, London, UKgroup
2011Gravestone for Rumour Mongers-Grabstein für VerleumderL.A. Galerie, Frankfurt, Germanysolo
2011Asianart – SustainNature Morte, Berlin, Germanygroup
2011A Museum That is NotGuangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, Chinagroup
2011MarkerArt Dubai Projects, Madinat Arena, Dubai, UAEgroup
2011The Global Contemporary. Kunstwelten nach 1989ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und, Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germanygroup
2010Liu Ding’s StoreGalerie Urs Meile, Beijing, Chinasolo
2010Liu Ding: ConversationsMoscow Biennale for Young Art, Aftergallery, Moscow, Russiasolo
2010UnknownLianzhou International Photo Festival 2010, Lianzhou, Chinagroup
2010The Third Party – An Exhibition in Three ActsPlatform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, Chinagroup
2010EAA (Emerging Chinese Artists)KDJ Convention Center, Gwanju, Koreagroup
2010Zeitgenössische chinesische FotografieOldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germanygroup
2010Liberation – and its Relative MeaningChinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UKgroup
2010Personal Frontier – An Inaugural Exhibition by ia32 Spaceia32 Space, Beijing, Chinagroup
2010Reshaping History – Chinart from 2000 to 2009China National Convention Center, Beijing, ChinaGlassgroup
2010Factory – Art in the New Financial EraIberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, Chinagroup
2010Mush-roomAftergallery, Moscow, Russiagroup
2010Jungle – A Close-Up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art TrendsPlatform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, Chinagroup
2009I WROTE DOWN SOME OF MY THOUGHTS – LIU DINGGalerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerlandsolo
2009Chinese Pavilion53rd Venice Biennal, Venice, Italygroup
2009that obscure object of desireoffiCina, Beijing, Chinagroup
2009The Big World: Recent Art from ChinaChicago Cultural Center, Chicago, USAgroup
2009UnknownThe 2009-2011 Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canadagroup
20095th Latin-American Biennial of Visual Arts – VENTO SULInstituto Paranaense de Arte, Curitiba, Brazilgroup
2008Traces of SpermL.A. Galerie, Frankfurt, Germanysolo
2008China: Construction DeconstructionMuseum of Art San Paulo, San Paulo, Brazilgroup
2008Aurum – Gold in Contemporary ArtCentre PasquArt, Bienne, Switzerlandgroup
2008Down Town Prodution – Exhibition of the Artists Who Live in the CityRed Mansion Foundation, London, UKgroup
2008Far WestArnolfini Arts Center, Bristol, UKgroup
2008Art MultipleKe Center for Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, Chinagroup
2008New World OrderGroningen Museum, Groningen, The Netherlandsgroup
2008Global Eurasiaspecial exhibition in Art Cologne, Cologne, Germanygroup
2008Community of TastesIberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, Chinagroup
2007The Ruins of PleasureMarella Gallery, Milan, Italysolo
2007TigerUniversal Studios Beijing, Beijing, Chinasolo
2007China Power Station IIAstrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norwaygroup
2007Forms of Concepts – The Second Documentary Exhibition of Fine ArtsCenter for Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Wuhan, Chinagroup
2007Chinese Video: Chord Changes in the MegalopolisMorono Kiang Gallery, b Los Angeles, USAgroup
2007Between and Reality and IllusionMarty Walker Gallery, Texas, USAgroup
2007Foreign ObjectsProject Space, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austriagroup
2007Thermocline of Art – New Asian WavesZKM Center for Art & Media, Karlsruhe, Germanygroup
2007Timer – IntimacyTriennial Bovisa, Milan, Italygroup
2006Samples from the Transition – ProductsL.A. Galerie Frankfurt, Germanysolo
2006AllLookSame? Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italygroup
2006Dual Realities – The Fourth Seoul International Media Art BiennaleSeoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Koreagroup
2006China Power Station I, Battersea Power StationSerpentine Gallery, London, UKgroup
2006Beijing Biennial of Architecture 2006The National Museum of China, Beijing, Chinagroup
2006The Amber RoomLuggage Store, San Francisco, USAgroup
2006Chaos CityUniversal Studios Beijing, Beijing, Chinagroup
2006The Poetic Reality – A Reinterpretation of JiangnanRCM Art Museum, Nanjing, Chinagroup
2006Fiction @ LoveMOCA, Shanghai, Chinagroup
2005Samples from the Transition – TreasureLong March Project Room, Beijing, Chinasolo
2005Renovation – Relations of ProductionLong March Space, Beijing, Chinagroup
2005Beyond - the Second Guangzhou TriennialGuangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, Chinagroup
2005Complete Art Experience Project No. 6 – Playground of AuthorshipUniversity of Rochester, New York, USAgroup
2005Limitation and FreedomWuhan Art Archives and Center, Wuhan, Chinagroup
2005Complete Art Experience Project No. 5 – 24 HoursBeijing Film Studio, Beijing, Chinagroup
2005Archaeology of the Future – The Second Triennial of Chinese ArtNanjing Museum, Nanjing, Chinagroup
2005Complete Art Experience Project No. 1 – IncestPlatform China, Beijing, Chinagroup
2004Noah’s Living Room – The Power of the MassChina Unlimited, Berlin, Germanysolo
2004Image Beyond Image – Liu Ding’s PhotographyRooseum, Malmö, Swedensolo
2004Myth and Reality – A Look Towards EastThe 55th Edition of Fondazione Premio Michetti, Michetti Museum, Francavilla al mare, Italygroup
2004TemporalityL.A. Gallery, Beijing, Chinagroup
2003IllusionArtist Commune, Hong Kong, Chinagroup
2003Play Not PlayBeijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, Chinagroup
2003AphrodisiacHai Shang Shan Art Centre, Shanghai, Chinagroup
2003Space – Guangdong Museum of Art Contemporary Art Invitational ExhibitionGuangdong, Museum of Art, Guangzhou, Chinagroup
2003Lustre – Two-Man Exhibition of Yu Fan & Liu DingChina Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing, Chinagroup
2002Death is SilenceYan Club, Beijing, Chinagroup
2002New Urbanism – Chinese Contemporary Art ExhibitionGuangdong Museum Of Art, Guangzhou, Chinagroup
2001White Ecstasy – Liu Ding’s InstallationKEYI Gallery, Nanjing, Chinasolo
2001Money Funny HoneyTaikang Top Space, Beijing, Chinagroup
2001Inauguration of the New GalleryChina Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing, Chinagroup
20011999 Restrained Over Restrained – A Short Film3M Gallery, Nanjing, Chinagroup
2001Aesthetes and Vagueness – Performance Art ExhibitionQinliang Park, Nanjing, Chinagroup
2001The Feeling of FloatingNanjing Normal University Museum, Nanjing, Chinagroup
1998Unbalance – Liu Ding’s PaintingsFEIFAN Art Center, Nanjing, Chinasolo